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Teen Dating

First Dates Can Be Awkward, Just Ask These Celebs

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen

Awkward first date got you down? You're not alone. While chatting with the United Kingdom's Capital FM, celebrities opened up about their first da...

These Students Are On A Mission To Take Down Teen Dating Violence

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

What started out as a school project about teen dating violence quickly turned into something much larger for six Texas students. The girls, who a...

'This Is Life When You're Single' Might Just Be Your New Anthem

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2014 | Teen

It's easy to get bummed out when you're the only one of your friends without a boyfriend (or girlfriend) and everybody else is busy holding hands or p...

Boy Interrupted

Beth Morrison | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Interrupting the socialization systems rooted in the belief of what it means to "be a man" isn't easy. It begins with developing a healthier model of adult masculinity and manhood that's rooted in forming equitable relationships between all sexes, gender identities and expressions.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Letting Go Of My First Love

| Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By Dorothy, PA It’s true, what you hear -- you never really let go of your fir...

An Open Letter to Our Teen Daughters About Relationships

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Each failed relationship is an opportunity to learn about yourself as a woman and as a partner in a relationship.

Maybe it's Time to Fall Out of Love...

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.15.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Falling out of love is never easy, even when it's with someone that you know is wrong for you. But, I think falling out of love can be just as good as falling in love.

I Want To Be Your Boyfriend

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment, the online community writing site for young read...

How I Knew I Wasn't Ready For A Boyfriend

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

My First Kiss Was An Epic Fail

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By Allie F., Stafford, VA "This is going to be it," I thought as the sweat stain...

The Distant Memory My Daughter's Love Life Brought Back

Tanis Miller | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Tanis Miller

Suddenly, memories I didn't remember I had have all come flooding back to center stage. Nostalgia has washed over me, bathing me in the past, reminding me that the innocence I see upon my daughter's face was once mirrored on my own.

We Will Never Ever Be Together

Matthew Ford | Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen
Matthew Ford

Save that word for someone special, not some ding-dong in math class. Congratulations! I just saved you money you could've spent on boxes of Kleenex and chocolates.

What To Do When Your Siggo Applies To A Different College

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Teen

By Megan McCluskey There’s no denying that trying to determine where you’re going to spend the next four years of your life can definitely stre...

Boy Meets Girl... Things Get Awkward!

Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Romance is supposed to bring out the best in us, but often it brings out the worst: stuttering speech, bright red cheeks, a stomach full of butterflie...

Is My 12-Year-Old Too Young to Hear About Date Violence?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

I thought I had more time to begin having some of these conversations with our daughter. Now I know better.

Can You Find True Love In High School?

By Yazmin Dominguez and Alexander Vassiliadis Yazmin is a senior at Huntley High School, and Alex is a former British School student who now reside...

The Ultimate Boyfriend Application (PHOTO)

Posted 08.26.2012 | Teen

With the first day of classes quickly approaching in this final week of August, 18-year-old Amber Zuniga understood the importance of finding a good b...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Judy Bolton-Fasman

If only I had heard that love is not a Pop 40 song when I was younger, I would have been spared suffering that was neither noble nor useful.

Teens, Dating and Obsessive Behavior: A Dangerous Combination

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Relationships are supposed to be sources of joy, not sources of anxiety

The Rules Of Prom And The Rules of Life

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Raising a teenager is like being a Kremlinologist during the Cold War. For those trying to navigate, here's a primer on how to attend the prom at one suburban New York high school. At least these appear to have been the rules yesterday. They may have changed by today. 

Is This Teen Girl A 'Cougar'?

Posted 05.30.2012 | Teen

Bringing a date from a lower grade level to prom is a ritual almost as old as the dance itself. Guys have long been asking sophomore and junior girls ...

5 Ways To Deal With A Broken Heart (VIDEO) | Posted 07.22.2012 | Teen

Most of us have dealt with a broken heart. And if you haven't yet, the sad truth is that you'll probably be a card carrying member of the Heart Break ...

My BF And I Are Going To Different Colleges. Should I End It? | Posted 04.23.2012 | Teen

Dear Heather, My boyfriend and I have been dating for a while. We’re both seniors and next year we’ll be going to different colleges 13 hours a...

An Unconventional Gap Year

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Nina Lorez Collins

Children gain an enormous amount by being exposed to other family units. Living in another culture, which is what each family is, is enlightening, challenging, scary and often fun.